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edmonds, both at the white house, both working with congressman paul ryan. if he runs in 2016, will rejoin his campaign? >> that is something that the top man decides, the staff man. >> ken is with us from kimble, new york. >> i was wondering if the president would have any proposals to introduce a set of programs to move people from social service programs to the workforce? >> thanks for the call. we know we will hear more details in the state of the union address. let me take his point and broaden it a little bit. will this lay the groundwork for the detail and you will get next month at the state of the union, and to the collar's specific, will we hear specifics? >> you will hear specifics in the state of the unit, tomorrow, you will hear broad outlines of a balanced approach to the budget, economy, taking measures to get more people working and off of public assistance. you will hear broad themes about that, but the details will come later. >> dave is next, from ohio. go ahead, please, republican line. >> i have one comment i want to make. i hope when president obama takes his oath of
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fan of your work in talking about paul ryan's budget, and thank you for speaking out about gun violence. talk to us about what you are doing now. >> what we have realized is that gun violence is a serious problem in our country. and what we have done is see the links of safety for our society, especially in low-income communities, when we heard that over 900 people have died by gun violence in the month since sandy hook, we realize this is a huge problem for our society, and is undermining our constitution. so we said we have to step up. we have got a lot on our plate, but this is one issue we need to speak up about so we're doing it. >> stephanie: absolutely. and sister it is interesting -- i don't know which statistic sounds worse, but i think one of the parents at sandy hook were saying that 85% of the children that were killed in the world are killed here. >> oh, my glory, i hadn't heard that one. oh, my glory. >> stephanie: yes. >> i did get to be at the president's unveiling of this program, and when he spoke of the one child grace whose picture he ke
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committee chairman, paul ryan, says it might offer a better chance of getting the democratic-controlled senate and white house involved in talks without a deal by march. drastic spending cuts could kick in and the government could face a possible shutdown. there ses to be, kate, a little movement on that. we'll see how far it goes. >> when they all get back. >>> a key part of every u.s. president's swearing in is, of course, the bible that he has placed, that he places his hand on when placing the oath of office. cnn's lisa sylvester had a pretty rare look and was able to actually look and touch the bible. >> touched it yourself. >> i've got to say, this was a pretty cool assignment. >> it's very unique and a really neat part of the inauguration. >> this is something that i learned. the library of congress actually has 1,500 bibles in its collection. and one of those bibles will be used during president obama's second inauguration. the lincoln bible, which is steeped in history. so much history in the small box. >> i was thinking this big bible, but it's actually really tiny.